Falsified Medicines Directive now in force in the UK

The Falsified Medicines Directive has now been transposed into UK legislation and came into force on 20th August 2013. The new Directive introduces measures to prevent the entry of falsified medicines into the legal supply chain.

The Directive substantially changes the European framework around the supply of medicines and covers businesses that have traditionally not been directly regulated through medicines regulation. The Falsified Medicines Directive is transposed through The Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2013[SI2013/1855].